Welcome to the Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections!

The library is home to earth, climate, environmental science, and geospatial publications, including popular science and children’s science books. We are also home to an extensive map collection and the Stanford Geospatial Center.

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  • Visitors must sign in at the desk and present a government-issued ID 


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Presenting “Digitization Exemplars”: a new resource for SUL staff and our collaborators

Digital Library Systems and Services (DLSS) has published a new reference resource about the work we produce in digitization services: Digitization Exemplars. This exhibit features an array of examples of each of the kinds of materials that we digitally reformat in our various labs.

Christina Garcia

Welcome to Christine Garcia, Geoscience Specimen Curator

October 9, 2022
by Julie Sweetkind-Singer

Stanford Libraries and the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability (SDSS) are delighted to announce that Christine (Chrissy) Garcia will be joining Stanford Libraries on November 14, 2022 as the Geoscience Specimen Collections Curator and Manager.  This unique position sits within the Libraries, but will be responsible for managing the rock, mineral, and paleontology collections for the School.  This collaboration will combine the expertise of both groups with active faculty input on the historical and contemporaneous collections and the libraries deep knowledge of material management, metadata standards, physical and digital preservation, and digitization workflows.

Julie Sweetkind-Singer

Associate University Librarian for Collections and Public Services

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